The English village mystery gets a contemporary spin in this hit British television series. Bucolic settings harbor macabre crimes and eccentric characters that are no match for nice-guy detective Tom Barnaby (John Nettles, Bergerac
) and his eager assistant, Sergeant Troy (Daniel Casey, The Wingless Bird
). Charming locations, dry humor, and an outstanding ensemble cast have earned the series a worldwide following. Guest stars include Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Firth, Elizabeth Spriggs, Anna Massey, Joanna David, Bernard Hepton, and Nicholas Le Prevost. 5 cases, 8½ hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH.